Anthony Mackie Speaks Out For Wonder Woman Movie

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Anthony Mackie stepped into an important role when he took the job of being the Falcon, the first African-American superhero in American comics, in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Speaking to Geek Dad, Mackie said that the role meant a lot to him and that he'd hope to see more diversity in superhero movies, specifically sticking up for the idea of a solo Wonder Woman movie. "When I was a kid," said Mackie, "I really didn't have a person I could look at, other than my dad, and be like, 'Hey, I want to be that guy and fly through the window.' You couldn't be like 7 years old and say, 'Who do you want to be for Halloween?' 'Shaft!'" "So you know," Mackie continued, "it's really exciting. When I first got this role I just cried like a baby because I was like, 'Wow, next Halloween, I'm gonna open the door and there's gonna be a little kid dressed as the Falcon.' That's the thing that always gets me. I feel like everybody deserves that. I feel like there should be a Latino superhero. Scarlett does great representation for all the other girls, but there should be a Wonder Woman movie. I don't care if they make 20 bucks, if there's a movie you're gonna lose money on, make it Wonder Woman. You know what I mean, 'cause little girls deserve that. There's so many of these little people out here doing awful things for money in the world of being famous. And little girls see that. They should have the opposite spectrum of that to look up to." The last superhero film to star a female lead was the poorly received Elektra in 2005. Wonder Woman will finally make her big screen debut in Batman vs. Superman, played by Gal Gadot, but whether or not she'll have her own solo film remains to be seen. Scarlett Johansson has made an impression as Black Widow in Marvel's Cinematic Universe, but Marvel Studios has yet to commit to the idea of giving her a solo film. Rumors of a Captain Marvel or Ms. Marvel film featuring Carol Danvers have also come and gone, but have never been confirmed by Marvel Studios and mostly seem to be wishful thinking. Captain America: The Winter Soldier is now playing in theaters.